Brazilian Perspectives on Development of Clean Energy

  • Jose Roberto Moreira


The Brazilian energy system can be considered environmentally friendly due to the significant share of renewable energy sources. For the next decades, there are some concerns that renewable energy sources may lose market share if we trust official plans and the maintenance of unfair barriers created by environmental bodies on further medium and large hydroelectricity additions. Nevertheless, on one side, the highly anticipated progress in the use of bioenergy, small hydropower plants (SHP) and wind energy sources and on the other side, future commitments of the country in controlling its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may demonstrate that in the near future, new and renewable energy sources should be able to guarantee that fossil fuel-based energy sources will not show the relative growth identified in the official planning programme (EPE 2008) extensively discussed in this chapter.


Renewable Energy Source Clean Development Mechanism Electricity Efficiency Certified Emission Reduction Hydro Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Energy and EnvironmentUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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